A hexapole magnetic guide for neutral atomic beams

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Title A hexapole magnetic guide for neutral atomic beams
Author Beardmore, Josh; Palmer, Adam James; Kuiper, Koenraad; Sang, Robert
Journal Name Reviews of Scientific Instruments
Year Published 2009
Place of publication USA
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Abstract In this paper we present a multiple element magnetic device to guide atoms using a spatially inhomogeneous magnetic field formed by a series of permanent hexapole magnets. The operation of the device is demonstrated using an enhanced beam of neon atoms in the 3P2 metastable state. These atoms are guided around a bend of 30° from their original path. A flux of 4.35×10^9±2×10^7 atoms s−1 was measured after the device yielding a transmission efficiency of approximately 9% of the input flux. Simulations of the center of mass motion of the atoms through the magnetic guide have been performed giving reasonable agreement with the experimental results
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1063/1.3176470
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in 80(7) 1-5 and may be found at http://rsi.aip.org/resource/1/rsinak/v80/i7/p073105_s1.
Volume 80
Issue Number 7
Page from 073105-1
Page to 073105-5
ISSN 0034-6748
Date Accessioned 2010-02-24
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Quantum Dynamics
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Atomic and Molecular Physics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/30196
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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